How can I convert one of my physical windows 7 desktops into a Virtual Machine that can be used to test my server migration before I make it live ?
Posted on 2016-10-30
I have an existing SBS 2008 server to which is connected 30 desktops running windows 7 .
I have taken delivery of a brand new windows 2012 R2 running 3 virtual servers . One DC and Data server , One SQL server and one Terminal Server .
I will be creating a brand new AD infrastructure but migrating DHCP and DNS and (hopefully FAx server ) before copying data from the SBS server and shutting it down .
I will need to make sure all the apps that are currently running on the desktops will work with the new server configuration and work out any glitches before cut over .
I would like to clone one of the desktops and mount it as a VM so I see how the apps will run once I migrate the desktops over .
What tool(s) would you recommend to accomplish this ?